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Public Forum: Progress Toward Stem Cell-based Therapies in California

December 3, 2013

Progress Toward Stem Cell-based Therapies in California
In Partnership the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Date: Tuesday December 3
Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: This forum is free and open to the public

• Jonathan Thomas of CIRM on the stem cell field’s progress
• Eugene Brandon of Viacyte on diabetes
• Mark Humayun of the University of Southern California on blindness
• Jeanne Loring of the Scripps Research Institute on Parkinson’s disease
• Catriona Jamieson of UC San Diego on cancer
• Jeffrey Bartlett of Calimmune on HIV/AIDS
• Kevin McCormack of CIRM on ways to use electronic media to follow CIRM’s advances

For those who want an introduction to the basic concepts behind stem cell science there will be a preview session from 4:30-5:30pm also at the Grand Hyatt

Faculty will cover the types of stem cells, where they come from and what they can potentially do to help understand and treat disease. They will include discussion of the new California state-backed umbilical cord bank.
• Travis Berggren of the Salk Institute 
• Renee Reijo-Pera of Stanford 
• Suzanne Pontow of UC Davis